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Conductor Marin Alsop, Philip French, Jean Seberg, returning TV series

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Marin Alsop, the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms, film critic Philip French on retiring after 50 years, the life of actress Jean Seberg, and returning TV series. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Marin Alsop
Interviewed Guest:
Philip French

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Lee Evans, White House Down, Man Booker shortlist

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with John Wilson, including comedian Lee Evans on his return to the theatre in Essex, new film White House Down, and the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for fiction. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Lee Evans

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Austenland, Stephen Poliakoff, Hannah Kent, Elmgreen and Dragset

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Kirsty Lang talks to writer Stephen Poliakoff, who looks back at his very first TV drama Hitting Town, and Viv Groskop reviews new romantic comedy Austenland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Poliakoff
Interviewed Guest:
Viv Groskop
Interviewed Guest:
Hannah Kent
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Pearman

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John Eliot Gardiner, Le Week-End, Breathless

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Arts news. Le Week-End reviewed, John Eliot Gardiner discusses his new book on Bach, and neurosurgeon Henry Marsh reviews Breathless, ITV's new hospital drama set in the '60s. Show more

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Judi Dench, Julian Barnes on Daumier, Ambassadors, Ibsen's Ghosts

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Dame Judi Dench discusses her role in the film Philomena, Julian Barnes reviews a new Honoré Daumier exhibition, the verdict on TV series Ambassadors, and Ibsen's Ghosts on stage. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Judi Dench
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Hatley
Interviewed Guest:
Sue Prideaux

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JJ Abrams; Hermione Lee on Penelope Fitzgerald; Time in TV

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Hermione Lee discusses her new biography of the late writer Penelope Fitzgerald, JJ Abrams describes his unorthodox new creation 'S', and John Yorke on chronology in TV series. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Hermione Lee
Interviewed Guest:
J.J. Abrams
Interviewed Guest:
John Yorke

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Zadie Smith; Actors and audio books; nut; Lady Gaga

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Arts news, including Zadie Smith on her new story The Embassy of Cambodia, actors and audiobooks, a review of nut by debbie tucker green, and new albums by Lady Gaga and Lorde. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Zadie Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Kitty Empire
Interviewed Guest:
Shahidha Bari

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Sebastião Salgado, Sarah Brightman, The Gatekeepers

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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John Wilson talks to photographer Sebastiao Salgado, and singer and future astronaut Sarah Brightman. Plus, Israeli spy documentary The Gatekeepers is reviewed by Gordon Corera. Show more

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Royal Court's Dominic Cooke; Rachel Whiteread and Elisabeth Frink

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Dominic Cooke on leaving the Royal Court Theatre, new exhibitions by Rachel Whiteread and Elisabeth Frink, and Michael Dobbs and Haydn Gwynne on portraying Margaret Thatcher. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Lord Michael Dobbs
Interviewed Guest:
Haydn Gwynne

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Artist Richard Wilson; playwright Mike Bartlett; Generation War; Exhibition

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Artist Richard Wilson on his vast new Heathrow sculpture Slipstream; playwright Mike Bartlett on King Charles III; German TV drama Generation War; Joanna Hogg's film Exhibition. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Bartlett
Interviewed Guest:
Rachel Seiffert
Interviewed Guest:
Shahidha Bari

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Yinka Shonibare, Water Babies, Akhil Sharma, women film directors

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

With Kirsty Lang. Artist Yinka Shonibare at the Brighton Festival, Water Babies in Leicester, novelist Akhil Sharma on his novel Family Life, and a report on women film directors. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Yinka Shonibare
Interviewed Guest:
Akhil Sharma
Interviewed Guest:
Beryl Richards

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Margaret Atwood on her first opera, Neel Mukherjee and Quirke

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Novelist Margaret Atwood on the premiere on her first opera, the Glasgow fire, Neel Mukherjee discusses his novel The Lives of Others, and the director of new film Heli. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Margaret Atwood
Interviewed Guest:
Ranald McInnes
Interviewed Guest:
Neel Mukherjee
Interviewed Guest:
Amat Escalante
Interviewed Guest:
Jake Arnott

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Placido Domingo, JK Rowling's new novel, Jersey Boys, Ten Pieces

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Placido Domingo on conducting Puccini's Tosca, reviews of JK Rowling's new novel and Clint Eastwood's film Jersey Boys, and Laura Mvula and Julian Lloyd Webber on Ten Pieces. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Placido Domingo
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Jason Solomons
Interviewed Guest:
Laura Mvula
Interviewed Guest:
Julian Lloyd Webber

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Pet Shop Boys, Ian Hislop on Great Britain, Romesh Gunesekera, ENO cuts

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Pet Shop Boys discuss their Alan Turing BBC Prom, Ian Hislop on Great Britain, Romesh Gunesekera on his new fiction Noontide Toll, ENO's Artistic Director John Berry. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Neil Tennant
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Lowe
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Hislop
Interviewed Guest:
John Berry
Interviewed Guest:
Romesh Gunesekera

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Anjelica Huston; City of Culture 2017; Strangers on a Train; Turner

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Arts news with Mark Lawson. Actress Anjelica Huston on her memoir, UK City of Culture 2017, Strangers on a Train, and Turner & the Sea at the National Maritime Museum. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Anjelica Huston
Interviewed Guest:
John Godber
Interviewed Guest:
David Mark

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Hilary Mantel; Spike Lee's Oldboy; Liberty and Bergdorf's

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Hilary Mantel on the new RSC stage adaptations of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Plus a review of Spike Lee's new film Oldboy, and two new department store documentaries. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Hilary Mantel
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Poulton
Participant:
Catherine Bray
Participant:
Adam Smith
Participant:
Lucy Kellaway

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Kill Your Darlings, John Newman, Emil and the Detectives, Autobiographies

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Daniel Radcliffe in beat poets film Kill Your Darlings reviewed, singer John Newman, Emil and the Detectives on stage, and bestselling autobiographies put to the test. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Danny Kelly
Interviewed Guest:
John Newman

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Lenny Henry on Nelson Mandela; Lesley Manville; Beauty and the Beast

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Arts news with Kirsty Lang. Lenny Henry pays tribute to Nelson Mandela; Lesley Manville on Mike Leigh; Mat Fraser discusses Beauty and the Beast; Fill the Void reviewed. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Lang
Interviewed Guest:
Lenny Henry
Interviewed Guest:
Mat Fraser
Interviewed Guest:
Julie Muz
Interviewed Guest:
Lesley Manville

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Christos Tsiolkas, Tim's Vermeer, Maxim Vengerov, new US TV cop dramas

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Christos Tsiolkas, author of the Man Booker-longlisted The Slap, discusses his new novel Barracuda; new film Tim's Vermeer; violinist Maxim Vengerov; and two new US TV cop shows. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Christos Tsiolkas
Interviewed Guest:
Maxim Vengerov
Interviewed Guest:
Tracy Chevalier
Interviewed Guest:
Jeff Park

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Ralph Fiennes, EL Doctorow, The Last Leg

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Ralph Fiennes on directing and acting in The Invisible Woman; US author EL Doctorow discusses his new novel Andrew's Brain; and Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe on The Last Leg. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest:
Ralph Fiennes
Interviewed Guest:
E. L. Doctorow
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Hills
Interviewed Guest:
Josh Widdicombe